Bike Team TrainingAetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark recently held a day long training session for the members of their EMS Bike Team.Liz Bradish, Aetna EMS Bike Team Coordinator, said that members of the EMS Bike Team patrol large scale events that have the potential of thousands of pedestrian visitors. Some of the events Aetna EMS covers are UD football games, UD graduations, Newark Night, Newark Community Day and UD move in and move out weekends. "Our Bike Teams afford us greater mobility through crowds. We have quicker response times to medical incidents in areas where our ambulances would be delayed by crowds. We also deploy our Bike Teams for patients in large rural areas such as the White Creek ...
Posted Apr 29, 2016, 2:06 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Skills CompetitionOn Wednesday April 20, 2016, about 25 members and officers attended a competition led by the EMS
Division to practice and test their basic fire and EMS skills. Teams of
two competed by rotating through a number of stations including
backboarding, CPR, firefighter down/patient carry, hose lines/nozzle
control, and ladders. The winning team was FF/Farley and FF/EMT
Altemus.Photos by Dan Seador
Posted Apr 24, 2016, 1:11 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
GOLD ALERT: Missing Adult – Cheryl TierneyApril 21, 2016 - The Newark Police Department is searching for Cheryl Tierney, a 67 year-old female. Tierney was last seen yesterday at her apartment at 1000 Fountainview Avenue and was last heard from on her cell phone at approximately 5:30pm yesterday. Tierney is described as a white female, 5’0” tall, petite build with reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what she was last wearing. She is without her vehicle, cell phone, and important medication. Tierney’s medical condition is such that there is a real concern for her safety. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call NPD at (302-366-7111). A photograph of Tierney is attached.
Posted Apr 21, 2016, 10:47 AM by Charles Mitchell
DuPont Hall FireAetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark responded to a fire at the University of Delaware DuPont Hall on Wednesday, April 6. DuPont Hall is a 3 story Engineering Laboratory located on the University Green. Aetna received the call shortly before 5AM. The University of Delaware Police found evidence of a fire after investigating an alarm sounding in the building.The fire department arrived to find a fire in a research lab in room 223. The fire had been contained to the room of origin by the building's fire sprinkler system. Firefighters completed the extinguishment and removed smoke from the building. The fire was under control in 30 minutes. There were no injuries.Fire & EMS departments on the scene ...
Posted Apr 7, 2016, 9:31 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Part Time EmploymentPart Time EMT Employment OpportunityClick Here for an ApplicationDescription: Part-Time Emergency Medical Technician.Nature of Position: Employee will be responsible for staffing the company’s basic life support ambulances on a part time basis, providing emergency medical care and transportation. Employee must be able to perform the related duties associated with this function.Responsibilities: Provide basic life support care and transport of the sick and injured. Complete related EMS, fire and rescue documents associated with these tasks. Other duties will include light preventive maintenance (fuel fills, oil check and fill, etc.), routine checks of EMS/fire/rescue equipment and vehicles. Perform light housekeeping duties. Assist with fire prevention, administrative functions and logistical support as needed. The company ...
Posted Apr 1, 2016, 7:31 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B